Trail Run Project Logo

Sneffels Highline Trail #434

 4.5 (2)
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

8.0 Miles 12.9 Kilometers


73%

Runnable

2,901' 884 m

Ascent

-1,939' -591 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (7°)

49%

Max Grade (26°)

12,257' 3,736 m

High

9,645' 2,940 m

Low

Shared By Trisha Cofield

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

This dynamic trail provides a great elevation gain with sweeping views.

Trisha Cofield

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail is one of the most challenging and rewarding day runs in the Telluride area. From the junction with the Jud Wiebe Trail and the Mill Creek Waterline Trail take a right onto the Mt. Sneffles Highline Trail and start your steady climb up to the high country. Be sure to start early to avoid afternoon thunderstorms in the summer.

The trail travels through the Mount Sneffels Wilderness and most of the trail is above treeline. It passes by old cabin ruins, mines, and streams giving you plenty to see and explore along the way. Depending on the time of year, the wildflowers are lovely. At the higher altitudes you may see marmots. In the fall, the views highlighted by the changing aspens are beautiful.

After about 3.5 miles of climbing the trails skirts the base of Mt Emma, and starts an equally steady descent for the next two miles. Around 6 miles, the trail will level out and have some undulating terrain before beginning a final descent back to a junction with the Deep Creek Trail #418.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Aug 11, 2018
Mirka Gores
Hard run, but absolutely amazing views 12.1mi

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#4

in Telluride

#4890

Overall
  4.5 from 2 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#4

in Telluride

#399

in Colorado

#4,890

Overall
25 Views Last Month
2,919 Since Jul 19, 2016
Difficult Difficult

0%
0%
0%
0%
100%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running